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The Peak Wesley Way is a contemporary opportunity to engage with the ancient spiritual practice of pilgrimage within the beauty of the Peak Park.

Starting in the spa town of Matlock, you will journey north from the gentle White Peak to the more austere Dark Peak. Having walked together for six days, your pilgrimage will conclude in the village of Edale in the Hope Valley. Your pilgrimage will take you through some England’s most breathtaking natural beauty, and yet still a landscape that bears the marks of generations of farmers, industrialists and travellers who have trod these paths before you. The travellers included John Wesley’s Methodist preachers. Ordinary people who made extraordinary journeys to bring their good news to the villages you will visit. People who founded the chapels, still in use as places of worship to this day, in which you will find overnight sanctuary.

From: £600 for 2 people

Prices to undertake the Peak Wesley Way (including five nights sleeping in our chapels, guide book and journal pads) start at £600 for two people, rising to a total of £800 for a group of six.

Extra guide books and journal pads can be purchased separately online.

Day to Day Itinerary


  • You will have exclusive access to all or part of each chapel as your accommodation for the night from 4pm until 9:30am the following morning. This space will then be available for church and community activities until the next group of pilgrims arrive.
  • All chapels are equipped with camp beds, toilet, shower, microwave, kettle and toaster.
  • Each has its own distinctive characteristics, with information on display about the chapel and the village. You should expect to find a space that is clean and comfortable but not luxurious. We hope you will each to be for you (as for others before you) a holy and peaceful space.
  • Methodism has a long history of supporting people suffering from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. For this reason alcohol is not permitted in any of our chapels.
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Other Information

One complimentary pilgrimage guide book per group, with route instructions, background information and prompts to help your reflections as you journey. You can purchase additional copies if you wish.

Journal pad for each member of your group – for you to record your thoughts, memories and reflections.

Guide books and journal pads will be posted to you in advance of your pilgrimage.

Personal welcome from members of our volunteer team in some of our chapels.

Overnight accommodation in Youlgrave, Great Longstone, Baslow, Hathersage and Castleton.

Map and compass – We recommend that you bring an OS Explorer Map (OL24 + ????) in a map case and a compass to accompany the guide book. Parts of the route do not have mobile phone reception.

Sleeping bag – whilst our chapels have low level heating, some have high ceilings and can become cold overnight.

Food – you will encounter cafes, shops and pubs along the Peak Wesley Way. Some information about these will be available in the guide book and the chapels. However opening hours can be irregular and so we recommend that you carry some food at all times.

Walking boots and waterproofs – paths in the Peaks can be rough, stony, muddy, boggy and frequently hilly. Weather often changes from valley to valley, so don’t rely on the accuracy of national or regional weather forecasts.

Walking xxx miles over six days, carrying most of what one needs for the journey, is an unfamiliar experience for many of us.
Many people find the discipline of practice walks and determining what needs to be packed a significant preparatory phase of their pilgrimage experience.